Deposition Tips Provided by a Personal Injury Lawyer Manchester Residents Trust

Date:December 28, 2015

Personal Injury Lawyer ManchesterYou may be asked to appear for a deposition in connection with your personal injury lawsuit.  A deposition is when you are asked a series of questions related to your personal injury claim while you are under oath, before a court reporter that transcribes your testimony, and prior to trial. Your oral testimony can be used by your Manchester personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC in support of a pre-trial motion or during trial.

The purpose of a deposition is to obtain facts, determine the veracity of your claim, and observe your demeanor to assess how a jury may view you – are you honest and credible, or are you evasive, unprepared, and have a poor memory?

We suggest the following to help you to prepare for your deposition.

  1. Thoroughly review your answers to the interrogatories to refresh your memory of events.
  2. Review all documents your Manchester personal injury lawyer requests for you to review, especially documents you prepared or that were prepared on your behalf.
  3. Dress as if you were interviewing for a job.
  4. At the deposition, listen to the defense attorney’s questions carefully and in their entirety. Do not anticipate a question.
  5. Think before speaking.
  6. Answer only the question. Do not embellish your answers and offer more information than requested.
  7. Speak clearly, politely, succinctly and honestly.
  8. Make sure you are responding to a question and not to a statement.
  9. If you cannot recall an event or fact accurately, respond that you cannot recall.
  10. Think before you answer – do not agree just to be agreeable.

Seek Help From a Manchester Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have further questions or were demanded to appear for a deposition, contact an experienced Manchester personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC at (603) 624-7200.

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